Less than 20 days left to renew tax credits, says HMRC

Nearly 40,000 tax credit claimants in Ayrshire could see their payments stop if they fail to renew their claims by the end of the month.

HM Revenue & Customs has reminded Ayrshire’s 36,900 claimant that the July 31 deadline for renewals is fast approaching.

Alison McDonald, HMRC’s director for benefits and credits, said: “Claimants only have a few days left to renew their tax credits. If they don’t do it in time, payments will stop, and people could lose all the money they have received since April. They also need to check their details in their renewal packs carefully as any errors now could mean they receive less money.”

For help with renewals, claimants can call 0345 300 3900.